Television

Pirates, Treasure & Poor Decisions: Black Sails Season 1

Black Sails scenery

I went halfway through season one of Black Sails thinking what kind of idiots would follow these people? As though pirates were some bastion of good decisions. But truth be told by the end I totally would follow Captain Flint and Long John Silver on a search for Spanish treasure.

You  just have to get a couple of things clear first.

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Books

Mooncakes? Depends on What You’re Looking For…

Mooncakes

I received a copy of Mooncakes from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. It’s scheduled to be released October 15th per Goodreads.

I was really looking forward to this one: witches and what seemed like cooking. No it doesn’t take much to make me happy but after thinking on it for a couple of days I’m very torn on Mooncakes.

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Books, Movies

What’s Scarier? Books vs. Films

Pennywise

I started reading It last week- the movie version helped restart my interest in the horror genre. Unsurprisingly like most of the King books I’ve read from that era I can’t put it down.

And reading it while awaiting the final chapter and thinking on some of the other scary movies I’ve watched or am interested in made me wonder about the age old question: What’s scarier in the horror genre: books or films?

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Books

Run Jane Run!

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

By: Jean Rhys

When reading Jane Eyre in the past I never really cared one way or another about Rochester. Taking his story at face value you feel kind of bad for him but me being me he was always more likable in movies when hot charismatic actors are playing him.

But boy reading Wide Sargasso Sea mainly makes me think run Jane, run!

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Books, Other

My Fantasy Book Club Members

harley is confused

So I’ve been sick the last couple of days and taking on-line quizzes including which Avenger would you start a book club with…

I got Wanda which was a yeah for me because she’s one of my top 5 Marvel characters. But that got me thinking: fantasy book clubs and who else would be in mine 🙂 And surprisingly I didn’t just stack it with you know, David Harbour, Jason Momoa and Tom Hardy it’s legit about the books!

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Books

If I’m Being Honest… I Liked Cameron Bright

If I'm Being Honest

So Cameron Bright is another MC that people seem to love or hate and if I’m being honest… I loved her.

Maybe it’s because The Taming of the Shrew was also one of my favorite plays but this is honestly one of my favorite contemporaries in a while.

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Books, Movies

Ophelia Leads to a Hamlet Reread

Ophelia

Ophelia

Directed By: Claire McCarthy

A couple of weeks ago I watched Ophelia- which is basically Hamlet through Ophelia’s eyes. She’s one of my favorite Shakespeare characters a truly tragic character (unlike those impetuous dumbasses Romeo and Juliet.) And I thought with Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts it seemed like it was a good bet.

It also drove me to reread Hamlet for the first time since high-school which I found surprisingly enjoyable!

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Movies

Things I Will Never Say: Movie Edition

anger explodes

Last week I did a Things I Would Never Say book edition. It was originally supposed to be a movie edition… brought on by my frustration over the previews and commercials at my theater pushing the start time for Crawl back to nearly 30 minutes.

And we’ll just leave out the fact that I still haven’t seen two of my most anticipated summer films but I totally watched Crawl 🙂

So here’s some things you’ll never hear me say about the movies…

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